Page Six- “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot is continuing to battle accused Hollywood sexual harasser Brett Ratner by refusing to sign for a superhero sequel unless the movie-maker is completely killed from the franchise.
A Hollywood source tells Page Six that Gadot — who last month backed out of a dinner honoring Ratner, where she was due to present him with an award — is taking a strong stance on sexual harassment in Hollywood and doesn’t want her hit “Wonder Woman” franchise to benefit a man accused of sexual misconduct.
Ratner’s production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment helped produce “Wonder Woman” as part of its co-financing deal with Warner Bros. The movie has grossed more than $400 million internationally, and Ratner’s company will take a healthy share of the profits. A Warner Bros. insider explained, “Brett made a lot of money from the success of ‘Wonder Woman,’ thanks to his company having helped finance the first movie. Now Gadot is saying she won’t sign for the sequel unless Warner Bros. buys Brett out [of his financing deal] and gets rid of him.”
The source added of Israeli-born Gadot, “She’s tough and stands by her principles. She also knows the best way to hit people like Brett Ratner is in the wallet. She also knows that Warner Bros. has to side with her on this issue as it develops. They can’t have a movie rooted in women’s empowerment being part-financed by a man accused of sexual misconduct against women.”
This past week, Warner Bros. announced it was severing ties with Ratner amid multiple sexual-harassment allegations leveled against him by actresses including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge. Ratner has vehemently denied the allegations through his attorney, Marty Singer.
Earlier this month, Gadot posted on Instagram: “Bullying and sexual harassment is unacceptable! I stand by all the courageous women confronting their fears and speaking out. Together we stand.
We are all united in this time of change.”
Reps for Gadot and Ratner did not comment.
A rep for Warner Bros said only, “False.”
Its pretty cut and dry here the answer for Warner Brothers…..
Not only is Wonder Woman great at fighting nazis but she’s also good for raking in close to 1 billion dollars off of 1 movie alone. With her appearance in BvS and Justice League opening this week, She’s apart of a 3.1 billion dollar franchise and is only gonna bring in more money. Brett Ratner is only a cash cow at this point. I mean EPs just finance movies really but Gadot’s pretty much proven shes worth it since her movie came out with resounding success. I mean what are you gonna pick a guy with a checkbook writing 100 million or Wonder Woman who alone brings in 8 times as much? Its Hollywood in a nutshell, it all comes down to the money. Everyone who’s seen season 4 of Entourage knew Harvey Weinstein was a cocksucker and from there you can pretty much put together that he probably used his power and leverage in Hollywood to get some pussy. That season came out 10 years ago. Now with growing social media influencing everyone and their mother, its starting to hurt an already injured film industry. Now a second component to this is the name.
Do people think Brett Ratner is a house hold name? I was talking to my buddies about this, one who’s a film student and one who’s not and he said he didnt know who Brett Ratner was. Should people know who Brett Ratner is? Don’t get me wrong, I love all the Rush Hours and knew he did one of the X-men movies but besides that we’re not talking about the next Scorsese or anything. And his movies aren’t preposterously bad enough to be known like Michael Bay. I mean that in itself has to be a reason they just close the doors on the guy right? Name power and money is king in Hollywood and right now both of those go to Gadot.